The Airbus Military A400M has cleared an important certification milestone even as developers are exploring vibration believed to be linked to the engines. The European Aviation Safety Agency issued the restricted type certificate for the military airlifter. Airbus is pursuing both civil and military certification of the four-engine turboprop, which is due to be delivered to its launch operator, the French air force, next year. Full-type certification is due mid-year, Airbus says.
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